The Bowers House, 1921, Canon

In its secluded setting, the Bowers House is difficult to capture, but that’s the point. It’s been put into service as a literary retreat, an effort by its owner, Ellen Bowers Davenport, to keep the house in the family while providing writers a quiet creative space. It was built as the Canon Hotel during what could be called the town’s boom time, when the railroad kept the mills running and cotton was king. Traders and salesmen were regulars but the property failed in the Great Depression in a region already ravaged by the deleterious effects of the boll weevil. Ms. Davenport’s grandparents purchased and converted it into a private home thereafter.

Canon Commercial Historic District, National Register of Historic Places

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2 responses to “The Bowers House, 1921, Canon

  1. Jan Shepard

    My grandfather was Noah Bowers do you know if he is related to these Bowers?

  2. Jan Shepard

    My grandfather was Noah Bowers. I was wondering if he has any connection to this house and family

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